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by Sunmoon
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It has been expressed on many occasions that TT releases have a bit of a science-fiction bent, and we like our sci-fi heavy on the science. Enter Sunmoon with "Protostar" and you have a mystical, cosmic ambient masterpiece. The sounds are much like the swirling of gasses and matter as a star is formed or destroyed. As you listen you can feel yourself travelling through clouds of vaporized elements and expanding particles. It's a thoroughly engaging listen and one of the more popular...
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by JMMIII
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The third entry to the "Complex Silence" series comes courtesy of JMMIII (aka Jon 7). This time complex silence is formed out a field recording made on bicycle while touring around the industrail areas of west Eugene, where JMMIII lives. On any given day, metal fabrication shops and lumber mills can be heard dancing their menacing mechanical ballet, which is as much a joy to watch as to listen to. "Lumbering Drone" takes the sounds of this environment, and through...
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by Mystified
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The second installment of our "Theory" series comes from Mystified, who of course, needs no introduction. This single-track midform, "Accelerated Decrepitude" is a warped, chimey drone that slowly loses its shine over the course of its twenty minute duration. It has been pleasantly joked that those who enjoy footage of metal rusting or corroding in fast motion will especially like this release. As the sound of Mystified continues to evolve and develop, we at Timetheory are...
Topics: ambient, drone, theoretical, soundscape
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by Jon 7
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The usually techno-hermited Jon 7 doesn't leave his trailer cave except for smokes and drink, so when the invitation to perform live via the internet on Mark Stolk's NTNS internet radio show was extended, it was a natural fit as Jon 7 had nowhere else he had to be that night. Here you can hear the results on Jon 7's first ever live internet performance. With the exception of a couple of transmission glitches, the show went very well, and was recorded, station-side, by Mark Stolk. Likely this...
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by Golgotha Communications Ltd
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Golgotha Communications Ltd reported to TTHQ that they had been remastering old material and wanted for it to see the light of day. As they described it, these tracks are some of the only survivors of an extensive period of recording. As usual, the evocative titles tell a story of times and places both existent and non-existent. We feel that this release in particular has the feel of a book rather than a movie (something a bit like "Cowyboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille"). This release...
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by Instant
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If you think you've seen this release before, you have. It was one of the more interesting guest releases on the Jon7.net Microlabel, and due to its epic strangeness we felt it deserved a place in the Timetheory catalogue. Instant (aka Ben Kelly) created this set of extremely minimal tracks, which use silence as much as sound to create these wide landscapes, ehich at first are stark and repetitive. Over time, the sounds sink in and (to use a Cage-ian excuse) other sounds in the listener's...
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by Serocell
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We caught up with Serocell recently, who had worked before with Jon7.net microlabel on "Diepe Oppervlaktes". When asked what he was working on, he sent us two short tracks, then this long-player here. "Liquid Acid" represents some of Serocell's best work, and while it's possible that this recording would sound good on literal liquid acid, think more of a gently corrosive material flowing through the ears. Pitched down voices and other sounds bubble and surface like a slowly...
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by Ennio Mazzon
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If, as they say, Italy is one big museum, then with this release "The Scent of Morning Lights" we have stumbled across a place where impressionist themes meet pointillist and cubist methods. From the evocative titles, one would expect that the tracks are purely pastoral ambient exercises, but no, they are much more. Imagine what those titles conjure in your head, then imagine viewing the same scenes through a kaleidoscope. Then you will have a better idea of the direction these tracks...
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by Mystahr
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It seems only yesterday it was Sprimmer, and now it is Summerthyme already! Thyme certainly does fly when sounds are being cooked up in Mystahr's Dutch scientist studio, and listeners will no doubt have a picnic with this release, whether it be hotdogs or circuit boards on the barbecue. If anything the tracks on "Summerthyme" are like physics experiments that have gone horribly right. If a human being could survive inside an atom-smasher, these sounds are much like what one would...
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by mystified
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As a result of the restructuring of the Jon7.net Microlabel catalogue, another gem from the not-too-distant past has been transferred to Time Theory. This one comes from mystified's memorable domestic field recording period, and in celebration of its update three new remixes have been added courtesy of the Time Theory auxiliary remix squad. New artwork has been created for this new version, which is leaner and starker. The music is classic mystified and is as engaging as it was when it was...
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by V/A
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It's 2008, and the brainchild of Jon7.net Microlabel head honcho Jon 7 has come to life in the form of a new netlabel, Timetheory Recordings. This introductory compilation showcases artists and tracks that will come to define the Timetheory sound and aesthetic. Artists who had come to be a major part of the Jon7.net sound art family comprise much of the current roster, and along the way new artists have been discovered and have chosen to be part of the Timetheory posse. The sound of Timetheory,...
Topics: ambient, abstract, brain-damaged beat, dark ambient, IDM, house, minimal house
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by KemoKlen
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Enter into a space of dark, almost magickal ambient with this release by Joel Kinsberger aka KemoKlen. These three long dark tracks will no doubt take you through a journey the feels like it smells of ritual. The tracks titles are evocative of some kind of ritualistic process. It is possible they may mean nothing of the sort, but as they progress one can almost smell the burning of dripping wax and fat, a torch led down a long hallway, the dim illumination of an ancient darkened and windswept...
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by Massimo Brazzini
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For our negative-integer numbered releases, we're proud to add this gem by Massimo Brazzini into our catalogue. "Accumulazioni" is, as the title suggests, an accumulation of tracks in this dark noisy style. The trilogy of tracks which begins the release, moves thorugh brutish harsh noise, then through a cacophony of bells and distortion, then culminating in an even noisier third part. the dramatic effect of these pieces will not be lost as it would be almost impossible to escape. The...
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by Tekin Kesen
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In the world of netlabels, many artists have creative specialties that set them apart, in Tekin Kesen's case, that specialty is the voice. Whether natural or vocoded, in a dance context or experimental, Tekin's style of vocaltronica stands out in the lush creative netlabel field, and it's a pleasure to release this album, Though the tracks are short, each one is a glimpse into a dark world, and the use of the voice as the sole instrument gives each track a depth of feeling. Justin Robert adds a...
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by V/A
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Somewhere between clearinghouse and thank-you note lay the contents of "Time Bonus I". A few Timetheory artists and related conspirators took the time the remix the work of other Timetheory artists and related conspirators. It's worth noting incidentally that the remixes done of Justin Robert's tracks were done as a sort of secret fan gift Twyll and Jon 7 were conspiring to do for him. Thanks to Norss, Massimo Brazzini and Twyll for remixes as well as Justin Robert and Ruins Winter...
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by Micht
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Micht (aka Francois Haidon), a sound artist from Belgium, struck up a conversation with Jon 7 about the "Time" album, [tmth013], and after some interesting back-and-forth, two compositions by Micht were presented to be released here. Micht himself described the recording as "A DIY sound-scribbler comes back early from work one day and fortuitously records his sunniest music to date". There's a definite sound of home-taped madness and soundlab action to these two pieces. This...
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by Twyll
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Twyll, our young lad from England, and now head of his own netlabel, Mz'umf, returns to Timetheory with another stellar long-player. On this release the tracks are longer and fewer, but the moods are much the same. Through the expanded length of these tracks, sounds like dim lights come slowly into focus. The landscape often seems barren, but in the way that a long stretch of highway is empty between streetlights. This album is again recommended for headphones, in the dark, the way its author...
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by My Cell Phone is Better Than Your Cell Phone
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An artist from Canada, MCPIBTYCP, presnts us with "The Math EP", a shortie release for certain, but a good one containing elements of different styles. There is some of an ambient/noise variety and some of a more tonal melodic type. Something about the music and the artist reminds one of a flower that blooms nicely, but makes one wonder why it it blooms in such a shy hidden way. We at TTHQ would like to put this flower out into the light for it to be seen, and chances are more from...
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by Tange
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With Complex Silence 2, Time Theory and Tange continue the Series with a truly beautiful set of long-form tracks that explore farther into the realms of enigmatic and abstract ambience. This contribution by Tange is a perfectly suited voyage into harmonic and dissonant mystery with a sublime mix of Tibetan bowls (Part 1) and Buddha Machine samples (Part 2). And, of course, both tracks feature the Tange trademark drones and washes that transport the listener into deeply satisfying layers of pure...
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by President Blair
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This second Time Theory release from President Blair explores his style of noise in a different manner than usual. the sounds on this release are (untypically for music in the noise genre) entirely digital in source and construction. No tapes were harmed in the making of this recording. It was however recorded in one take using a variety of small apps running at once. Future PB recordings wil likely oscillate between this digital style and the previous lo-fidelity tape-manipulated style.
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by Neglect
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by Alalu
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It goes without saying that we always look forward to releasing the work of Restive, whose work has always been fascinatingly original in approach and execution. His emergence from the (likely non-existent) South African experimental glitch-ambient scene is a marvel in itself, considering the high cost and strong regulation of internet service in SA. Restive's cubistic compositions have continued to push through these limitations: as such what else could we at TTHQ do but grab our end of the...
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by Mystahr
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Spring Theory Mystahr's eighth album, and first for Timetheory, taking a small leap from his usual (www. intelligentmachinery. net) nest, "Spring Theory" was created almost overnight. The coming of spring and the lengthening of days was like a breath of inspiration and in a sense "Spring Theory" created itself when all the pieces fell into place as oft is the case in his Dutch scientist studio. All three tracks were created using three spring reverbs and thus the spring...
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by Synthia
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Synthia, our TT friends in the frozen white north, can always be counted upon to bring the party to the dancefloor, which they do in the opening number of "Soundscape Architecture" but... it's an ambush! The party gets started but then the dancefloor itself falls into deep space just a few tracks in! Was this what we expected? Probably not, and yet we aren't complaining! Yes this release features a number of signature Synthiod sounds, including a number of ambient pieces reminiscent...
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by Mystified/Jon 7
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Mystified contacted TTHQ recently with a new piece called "Pulsar Drone Sequence" on the same day Jon 7 had just finished something new himself. Since for both artists, these new pieces were the first either had done that included the use of beats, it was natural for them to fit together into this release. For those who have followed Mystified's music, you are aware that beats and rhythms have not been a major part of his creations since the days of "Cardboard Hotel". Jon 7...
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by Alexander Jannink
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Alexander Jannink (aka Vanilla Sandro) has been one of Jon 7's strongest allies for several years, and after a few successful collaborations and releases on Jon7.net Microlabel, Alex told Jon 7 he was working on an ambitious full-length album entitled "Nachtkind". The album's construction took over a year, went through several track lineup changes, and then took almost another year to be mastered and delivered. That's how it is sometimes in the netlabel world, usually known for its...
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by V/A
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At long last comes the release of this all-video compilation from Timetheory! We are highly excited about this. The videos were made by Jon 7 throughout 2006 for a project for FOEM. The videos were well-liked but were not used in the end. Rather than let this work go to waste, Jon 7 decided to round up various TT-associated artists to provide music for the videos, and now, 30 months after the concept sprang forth from the neural loins, it is now being presented to the public! The videos were...
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by Swin Deorin
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Lest things stay the same for too long in the TT release spectrum, we've wrinkled things a bit with this chunky piece of Scottish breakcore. Those that prefer the periodic IDMish releases that appear in the Time Theory catalogue, this addition will tickle the spaces between your ears in a cubic, blunt but faceted way. A broad directional sweep towards breakcore is unlikely for TT, but we do like a bit of everything interesting, so enjoy this experience!
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by Instant
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"Salvation" is based on a rather simple concept: the starting off with a simple loop and continuously mutating it until it becomes unrecognizable. Standard stuff right? But there's more... the nd part of said mutation is then cut and looped, and mutated continuously. And so it goes through the length of this release. Instant is well-known for epic length releases, such as the 8.5 hour "Sourcery" on Jon7.net Microlabel. This recording is not quite that long, but it is long...
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by Fars
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Somewhere in a space where an endless burnfire burns, in a never ending twilight, around a pole of every time but May, will be heard the circulating, pulsing loops and rhythms of "Carne Crescendo". Though ambient in places it may be, this is music for the flesh, a nine-part hymn to Pan (the big Horny One) brought to us by Fars. This recording waited ten years to be released properly, when you listen you can almost hear it struggling to get free and some amount of ferocious exaltation...
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by Given Willingly
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Multi-instrumentalist Andreas Niegl (Given Willingly) provides Timetheory with another splendid album, this one exploring more noise and soundscape territory. The cinematic approach continues from the last album, and screens a different sort of movie than before, in this one, the scenes are more graphic and explicit, like the inner thoughts of a Burroughs-read, elegant loner amidst modern society. Andreas' music should be enjoyed more like a book or movie is enjoyed. This release is a natural...
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by Textbeak
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"Operation Anvil" was one of the standout tracks from "Lovecraft", Textbeak's previous release for Timetheory. On this release we have several various interpretations of the song. It features remixes by florian filsinger (owner of politicide netlabel), ian mariano (owner of n-space records nyc), allan zane (wyrm), claus muzak (owner of philtre com) and, from argentina, agharta (on vaatican records france). Most of the remixes maintain the quirky techno style of the original,...
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by Buskerdroid
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Timetheory is happy to welcome this release by Buskerdroid, one our of compatriot from Italy and the Naked Noises netlabel. For most nighttime is merely one phase: sleep. "Nocturno" provides six distinct phases of night as a soundtrack for all the various artists, overthinkers, night owls, insomniacs and psychedelic voyagers out there for whom the night is the only day that matters. The tracks on Nocturno range from dark synthetic ambient and sludgy downtempo to warped and crunchy...
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by Jon 7
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Timetheory label-head Jon 7 heard a sound in his head one day that he couldn't shake and set about creating some rough sketches to flesh out the idea. Then later he was transported off to a rat farm, given some highly electric lemonade and left to stare up into the night sky. Soon thereafter he was introduced to some new friends who were planning a psy-trance party and he played them his sketches, which impressed them enough to encourage him to create several more tracks in his homemade...
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by Jon 7
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TT label-head Jon 7 goes through occasional creative high cycles during one of which the tracks on "Science Fiction" were created. While searching for a unifying theme he turned to new inspirations that his schooling provided and went with the science fiction short stories he liked so well (soviet especially) and the new aesthetic experiments in op-art he took a strong liking to that week. The tracks themselves fit the space story theme well, electronic ambiences and dissonances that...
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by mayfairgrin
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mayfairgrin is one of the projects of Andrew Latham, who has had previous releases on Webbed Hand and his own Kulture Shift Media. We were offered the opportunity of releasing a mayfairgrin album, and are proud to present it to you now. mayfaigrin creates a celestial sort of ambient sound, reflective and moody, and somewhat meditative on a more complex level. "Back Yard Black Birds" consists of two long drone pieces, which shimmer and and shift slowly throughout their duration. It's...
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by Jon 7 + Hobby Knife
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In the summer of 2007, Jon 7 stopped by to visit Marilyn Kent (Hobby Knife) who lived close by to where he was staying at the time, and the two got along very well and agreed to collaborate on a little noise/sound jam the week after. Jon 7 was experimenting with shortwave radio distortion and field recordings (in a style that was later to become part of the style and material used for the President Blair project) and Marilyn was using numerous electronic children's toys and keyboards and...
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by Golgotha Communications Ltd
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by Phillip Wilkerson
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With "Complex Silence", Timetheory and Phillip Wilkerson venture into the realms of enigmatic and abstract ambience. These two long-form tracks are the inaugural release in what promises to be an ongoing Series of releases, further expanding and exploring the depths of long-form space music composed entirely of extremely subtle changes, dissonant harmonies, stretched-out harmonics, abstract tone washes, and layers of mystical atmospheres, but never straying too far from beauty,...
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by Carpenter John
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With a wink and a chuckle, Carpenter John (a moniker based on Jon 7's occasional profession) presents a gentle in-joke amongst his netlabel friends. Despite its play on words, "Variable" is a nice piece of music in its own right. The emphasis is more ambient pads, and there's a clean, open sound to it, and while it floats long like a drone piece there are evolving melodies throughout it. Interestingly, there aren't any plans to make "Variable" a series, it was just an...
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by Serocell
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Serocell offered Time Theory this fine album some time ago, a follow-up to "Liquid Acid" which was quite well received and enjoyed last year. This release has the same clean digital sound that accompanies many a Serocell release, but this time the sounds are deep, bassy and throbbing. At first it may seem that the volume is too low, but when you first hear the rattling and shaking of your speakers, you'll know what's happening. The tracks on this release give the air and the walls a...
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by Megatone
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Album “Total Sensory Void” is about experiments with sensory deprivation. Technoshamanism is a domain that explores visionary voyages, altered states of consciousness and hypnotic trance induced by technological means. There have been conducted experiments in which a subject was introduced in a water tank, with eyes covered and a breathing mask, isolating him from all sensory signals. During the first 15 minutes the subject’s mind was dominated by residual thoughts. After that came a...
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While doing some general spring yard maintenance, Jon 7 had the good sense to drag the tape recorder out into the yard and capture the sound of the weedeater he was using. He then posted this file online to see who would like to manipulate it. Excited by this, Tom of Turmoil sent files of sounds he and his wife Holly had gathered over time through their work in industrial wastewater plants. These sounds were also offered up for manipulation, and the results were gathered up into this release....
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by JMMIII
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Jon 7, once again thinly veiled by his initials (JMMIII) was turning to Wikipedia and the periodic table for inspiration when he stumbled across an entry on crystal field theory, and the lightbulb switched on. The tracks reflect an attempt to think molecularly, and though no actually understanding of crystal field theory can be claimed, the tracks still convey a pretty good sense of what the view might be like on an atomic level. This is definitely headphone music, and perfect for drifting in...
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by Textbeak
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We at Timetheory were chomping at the bit for the new Textbeak release when we were told one was coming our way, and "Lovecraft" did not disappoint! Textbeak, one of the members of Bath (from [tmth006]) has made a surprisingly strong showing in the netlabel world over the last several months, and we're delighted to add another chapter to that ongoing development. One way of describing the tracks on "Lovecraft" might be to imagine a patchwork quilt made of various types of...
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In the courtyard of Vincent's Ear in Asheville, NC, Jon 7 met Amos Gaynes of VFW (Veterans of Future Wars) who was somewhat distraught that an entire hard drive full of sounds intended for use in several VFW tracks had suddenly burned out and crashed, severely corrupting over half of the files. The files were backed up onto disc, and the distress faded a bit as Jon 7 suggested that these digitally distorted sounds might be a perfect excuse for a remix project. The entire library of sounds was...
Topics: dark, gothic, industrial, metal dub, sound art
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Somasen is the side project of Amos Gaynes, a member of VFW (Veterans of Future Wars) whose "Hyperdimensional Digital Disaster Area" was remixed BY JOn 7 a few releases ago. These two compositions were improvised in real time using his favorite recording and production environment, Audiomulch. The title track is an extended trip into a sort of industrial style of trance, and slowly grows and develops into a dense wall of beats and textures. Somasen highly recommends this piece as an...
Topics: techno, industrial, ambient, improv, digital
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by JMMIII
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"Holy Mountain" is the second part of three releases of remixed versions of the "Time" album by Jon 7. On this release, the track "Mountain Time" has been stretched and reworked by JMMIII (whoever he is). The sharp angular sounds and buzzes have been softened and rounded and many of the smaller shorter sounds have been given more room on the stage. "Time" [tmth013] has been one the most weel liked releases on Timetheory. If you liked it, you'll enjoy...
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by Ulv
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Ulf Holbrook, aka Ulv, is one our compatriots from Norway, who by having relatives from very near to where Jon 7 lives, proves how small a world it is indeed. The tracks on "Lightning Sunbath" were made during a bus ride along the Norwegian coast, using sounds recorded from around Ulv on the bus which were manipulated and processed in real-time. These are great stretched and distorted sounds, loud and crunchy on one track, and considerable more sedate on the other. We here at TTHQ...
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by mysterybear
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For Complex Silence 4, mysterybear (Dave Seidel) provides a decidedly abstract, yet sublime exploration of the Golden Ratio with two long-form tracks. He describes the creative process: "Both tracks use intervals and waveforms derived from the Golden Ratio. I usually compose in just intonation, which is based on rational numbers (whole number ratios). The golden ratio, by contrast, is an irrational number. Intervals based on irrational numbers are more complex and less consonant than pure...
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by Fars
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Avast! The second part of the Fars trilogy has arrived here at Timetheory! "Risen Tin" is another collection of what we here feel are appropriate themes for non-existent movies. But what kind of movie does "Risen Tin" suggest? In our ears, it's a soundtrack to the beginning stages of a robot uprising, with the robots and humans both not entirely sure what actions to take yet. (How this reflects the authors' intent is not yet clear.) Once again it is suggested to simply...
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by Given Willingly
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"Little Lights in the Masses" is a release which takes a slight detour from the non-existent Timetheory norm, into more instrumental territory. Given Willingly is the project of Andreas Niegl, and is a sort of one-man free sound/jazz band, and the music blends elements of turntablism, post-rock, ambient, noise/drone and psychedelic jazz. The track titles evoke images of movie scenes, with a distinct feeling of being transported throughout. This album perhaps resembles what might have...
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by Rezkar
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At long last comes the Timetheory debut album by Rezkar, who was a major player in the Jon7.net Microlabel family, and whose LP "Inside the Blue Tube" has the distinction of being the highest consistently downloaded release on that label. "Cyberman" languished on the shelf at TTHQ, was lost and then found again twice, and subjected to months of delays while a companion album was waiting to be sent. Then one day, there were no valid excuses and the album got released. The...
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by Textbeak
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Somewhere, deep in the hardly-fashionable part of Cleveland, is a dance club known only to those who dare to dance on the very edge. Known affectionately to some as the "Purgatory Garage", it's actual name is "The Aviary", formerly a chicken processing plant. At The Aviary, The DJ's spin every kind of homemade and hand modified tracks they can muster, and weekend after weekend, revelers from across the city gather to let their hair down and freak to beats that can't be found...
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by JMMIII
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JMMIII is another side project from Jon 7, although it can't be considered a pseudonym as those are his initials. "Mindchor" is a collection of three midform pieces made from field recordings made in the summer of 2007. The sounds of bike rides made at night, picnics taken at lumber mills and lots of incidental audio are granulated, stretched and processed into compositions that very much resemble "Fields" and "Fields II" on the jon7.net Microlabel. Enjoy these...
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by Jon 7
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After an extended break in recording, label head Jon 7 presents his first full release for Timetheory, an expansive, double-CD contribution to the "Time" series. Each track on "Time" was inspired by a time zone on the North American continent, and the mood of each piece tries in some way to capture some quality, real or imagined, of the geographical areas in each zone. An overall calm and tranquil feeling runs through this release, designed to be just as useful for relaxing...
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Topics: ambient, time, tranquil
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by Fars
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The third part of the Fars trilogy has arrived in the form of "Cka3at", a shorter collection of vignettes that serve as a bridge to the next part of the trilogy. Short as it is, a listener still gets a further defining taste of the universe according to Fars, a sort of proto-industrial world where machines are alive and pirates still run rampant across the stars. This is audio science fiction for the 21st century. Enjoy this recording now and stay tuned for part four of the Fars...
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by Golgotha Communications Ltd
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"Wine, Women and Song" is the latest release from Golgotha Communications Ltd, and the first Time Theory release in over a year. It's an appropriate choice as it is a fine combination of ambient and experimental sounds with the feeling of a film-like narrative. The subtitle of this album is "a tale of excess" and it has a feeling of both adventure and regret, a soundtrack to night out that turns into a week, alternating between confidence bordering on the boisterous and the...
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by Impset
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Impset (aka Christophe Cabanie) was the creative force behind "Tinram LR" an ambient IDM release on Jon7.net Microlabel in 2007. He returned later with this set of 4 tracks that continue the sonic themes explored in that album. The feel is still ambient, but much darker and moodier than "Tinram LR", but still maintain the dubbed-and-delayed qualities that have made his tracks so enjoyable to listen to. The opening track, "Profonde Lumieres" provides a feeling that...
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by Terra Engine
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The second full-length album from Terra Engine, this album is a powerful expansion of the themes initially explored in "Power Ambience" (released through Amduscias Records -- http://www.archive.org/details/AMR112). Featuring the almost overwhelming electro-drone now known as 'power ambience', the music also ventures deep into the realm of experimental industrial soundscapes, harrowing dark ambient passages, menacing bass pulsations and avant-garde electronica. Khvarenah is a...
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by Masaya Sasaki
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Masaya Sasaki is known from the release "Picnic Plan" on the fine netlabel -N, and when we discovered his music on Myspace, we were instantly transfixed. We've always found the Japanese take on electronic music fascinating, so it was suggested that Masaya Sasaki consider doing a release for Timetheory. There was an initial language barrier, but eventually the message went through; "Send whatever you think sounds best", and "Pigment" was what came back to us. The...
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by Twyll
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Twyll, our clositered deep ambient wunderkind is not the only member of the TT team whose style has been evolving since going to college. While his style has not changed radically, there are elements in this new work of his that are bolder, noisier and more aggressive, and it works well with the sound we remember from his previous works. Yes we do enjoy watching our young ones grow! The artwork which is a radical shift for a Twyll album, reflects some of those stylistic changes. We do look...
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by Julien Skrobek
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Julien Skrobek's sounds were referred to Timetheory by a netlabel friend, and we were at once pleased and intrigued by what we received. The music of "Plage Concrete" marks our first venture into this style, and it's a welcome addition. Acoustic guitar, field recordings, AM and shortwave radio and other elements come together to create a sparse but ever-changing soundscape that grabs only as much attention as needed, then slips into the background. Like much music in the 'concrete'...
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by Ulv
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by John Mason
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John Mason is, as you might expect, a close relative of Jon 7 and JMMIII. Jon 7 has a contentious colleague (interactions with whom he still values highly) who had offered him a release of "Guitar Music" for Time Theory. The offer was rescinded though due to Jon 7's failure to respond immediately. "Guitar Music" was instead offered to a Dutch label, and promptly was never brought up again (though it may have done well where it landed. we just don't know). Not easily outdone,...
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by Terra Engine
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The third album by Terra Engine, "Hive Mind" returns to the nebulous genre known as 'power ambience' in this series of compositions dedicated to exploring various aspects of group consciousness, both in terms of insect life, upper mammals, and humanity in general. This is ambient drone music, although it does not succumb to the lifeless cliche of 'minimalist catacomb echoes'. Instead, this album is infused with electrical currents: abolishing the duality between activity and...
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by Controlled Dissonance
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Light, ever the symbol of that which is good and wholesome; purveying, with stalwart benevolence, a sense of comfort, familiarity and serenity, twists upon itself revealing unforeseen depths of perversion and depravity when filtered through the tainted stain of glass. Controlled Dissonance is John Ingram (the musician, not to be confused with the Jesuit martyr or the CEO of Ingram Industries), and the moniker aptly describes the musical approach of “Glass Tainted Stain”. Although the...
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by Julien Skrobek
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"Right/Wrong" is a suite of compositions continuing the musique concrete style we have come to enjoy and expect from Parisian teacher Julien Skrobek. The same kind of slowly developing sound as we heard in "Plage Concrete" is in evidence here, but there is more development, more eventfulness present in these tracks. As usual, patience is required to get the full understanding of thr role each sound plays in each scene, but it's patience that is very well rewarded. The sounds...
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by Norss
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(The following description was written by the author of this release.) Tijdgeest is the Dutch word for "in the spirit of time" but one can also translate it more literally to "spirit of time" (note the small but significant difference) or "ghost of time". It is the latter that strikes every 30 seconds. Why? It is said that a human brain needs 7 seconds to properly register and remember a sound or array of sounds. But to my mind, this excludes a possible...
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by Turmoil
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It's been a while since we got anything from Tom and Holly of Turmoil, who have been busy running the well-liked Amduscias netlabel. They recently released Jon 7's album "The Dark Moon", so in return we released this album, "The Black Suns". Turmoil albums are usually pretty good anyway, and each album they release further defines their sound. In our minds, it's very much like what new-age music could be if it were not so preoccupied with lightness. "Suns in...
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by El Mutante
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by Brownian Motion
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by Simple Painter
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The second Timetheory series of recordings, "Theory", begins with this release by the humble and anonymous Simple Painter, who besides being a representative of the Simple Painting Company, is a firm believer in the notion that things should never be too complicated. With sounds rescued and recycled from the hard drives of others, and through use of simple painting techniques, Simple Painter has created these 5 tracks, each one named after an intriguing but nonexistent theory. In...
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